Just a week after Game of Thrones fans spotted a coffee cup in Season 8, Episode 4, allegations of a new goof have surfaced. Back in Season 3, Episode 3, Jaime Lannister lost his right hand in a particularly gruesome scene, but mysteriously may have grown it back just in time for an emotional reunion.
*Season 8, Episode 5 spoilers below*
When Jaime was given his moment with Cersei, one promo shot reportedly showed actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's real right hand instead of the fake gold one the character has been sporting for years. TMZ initially claimed the image was from a scene in the episode; however, the report has since been amended to describe the image as a promo pic.
While it's still completely uncertain it happened at all, the story has taken off.
As BuzzFeed points out, a cached version of the image was on HBO's website earlier today; however, the image is no longer among the series of photos. The show's photographer, Helen Sloan, previously told BuzzFeed that promo images are often captured on set before CGI. Thus, it appears HBO initially included the photo in the batch and attempted to remove before it was made public, but someone was able to grab it before it was removed.
When fans noticed the coffee cup in Episode 4, executive producer Bernie Caulfield acknowledged the gaff. "Our on-set prop people and decorated are so on it 1,000 percent," she explained. "But, yeah. We're sorry." It wasn't a Starbucks cup, but one from a local coffee shop in Northern Ireland, where they were shooting at the time.
Shortly after the episode aired, HBO erased the cup from the scene. Sansa Stark actor Sophie Turner jokingly blamed the moment on Emilia Clarke, stating that her co-star "probably drinks too much coffee."
Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss told Entertainment Weekly they plan to be "very drunk and very far from the internet" when the series ends, and it's becoming clearer why.
Even though there may not have actually been an error involving Jaime's hand, fans still found plenty of moments from "The Bells" to laugh about. And immediately after the premiere, HBO released the first look at the series finale. It's finally time to say goodbye to Westeros, and it's about to get very messy.